MRT Line 2 approval expected by year-end
PETALING JAYA: Approval for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 project is expected to be out by the end of this year, subject to
government approval, said MRT Corp chief executive officer Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid.
The MRT Line 2 or Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line MRT SBS is the Mass Rapid Transit line for the Klang Valley MRT to Port Klang, and it is now planned to be from Sungai Buloh, Selayang to Pandan, instead of from Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang.
"The Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) has carried out a study on Line 2 to finalise the alignment and they have submitted it to the government.
"So I suppose when the time comes, they will disclose it to the public," he told Bernama, adding that the alignment is agreed by consensus.
Line 1 is mostly elevated except for a 9.5 km underground portion running through the city centre from Semantan on Jalan Duta to Maluri in Cheras.
"It is very important that the MRT project continues because it will certainly benefit the public as well as ensure that Kuala Lumpur is free from congestion," he said.
It was reported earlier that Spad is also carrying out a study on Line 3 to finalise the alignment.
However, it has not been decided whether Line 2 and Line 3 will be implemented simultaneously or one after the other.-- Bernama